Making The Art Deco VJ Pack

For the last couple of months we’ve been creating a new, Art Deco Themed VJ pack. Sharing the creation process on our Instagram stories and getting immediate feedback has been a real pleasure – thanks our enthusiastic followers that like, vote on polls and comment about the loops as they are being created. Thank you guys! 

For those of you who haven’t been following the story as it unfolds (why not?), here’s a recap of some of the better stories.

We hope that watching the creation process will make you excited about the pack and the visual possibilities it can open up for you. If you are creating VJ loops of your own I’m sure that watching the process will make you inspired.

Beginnings

When we’re approaching the making of a new VJ pack, we first try out a couple of loops and see how they come out and how they mix inside Resolume. 

One of the first loops we created was of the Peacock below.

But How Do We Actually Create It?

It all starts in Illustrator as a vector design, then these Paths are copied from Illustrator and pasted into a solid layer in After Effects as Masks.

Then, using the Element3D plugin, these solids are set as Custom Layers and are being extruded inside the Element3D interface, added with some golden Materials, an Environment that reflects in the gold and makes it twinkle. 

Then, back in After Effects, we add Cameras and Lights and Animate the camera or the position of the Element3D objects. 

That’s the process in short. Of course, it never is that simple and it includes hours of going back and forth, changing the designs, tuning the materials, lights, environments, testing in Resolume and getting conclusions. You know, doing the work with love

If you have any questions you can ask them in the comment section below.    

“Of course, it never is that simple and it includes hours of going back and forth, changing the designs, tuning the materials, lights, environments, testing in Resolume and getting conclusions. You know, doing the work with love.”

That’s it for today, we gotta-lotta things to do: Zipping and uploading the pack, Creating a ready-for-show Deck in Resolume, Choosing the Free sample loops to give so you could try before you buy, Editing a Preview video that shows the final loops, and recording an overview Resolume Tutorial that will tie it all up and show you exactly what can be achieved with the Art Deco Pack. 

Exciting times are coming! The release date is set for the 9th of March – so hold ON. 

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